Archive for January, 2008

January 28, 2008 11’s interviews Matt Cornell: Submit your questions

By in Announcements, Blog, Interviews, Time management

Tweet We have talked about Matt Cornell before on our post “Matt’s idea blog on GTD and Faculty Productivity“. When I first found his blog, Matt mentioned that… [He] would work with three self-selected early faculty members, coach them in the method, and hopefully give the director enough information to decide if the results merited [...]

January 23, 2008 2

How to submit a post to a blog

By in Announcements, Blog

Tweet In this post I’ll show you two easy ways to submit a post. Note: if you have blogged before, this explanation may be unnecessary. First method: use the built-in editor on our site I’ll assume that you could sign in/log in just fine. Then you should see a blue WordPress page with several options. [...]

January 22, 2008 7

Academic Productivity 2.0

By in Announcements, Blog, Socializing

Tweet We are proud to announce the birth of Academic Productivity 2.0. Over the last months we have been brainstorming on how to improve the blog and we are happy to announce a number of important news. New look We have redesigned the blog and created a new logo: a delicate metaphor on how the [...]

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January 21, 2008 9

Hairy and hairier: Visualizing unresponded email in your mailbox

By in Software, Time management, Visualization

Tweet According to a study by research firm Basex recently covered by the New York Times, information overload will be the Problem of the Year in 2008, costing US companies up to $650 billion a year. The figure is supposed to be an estimate of the cost of unnecessary interruptions in terms of “decreased productivity [...]

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January 7, 2008 69

How to complete your PhD (or any large project): Hard and soft deadlines, and the Martini Method

By in Grad Student direction, Time management, Writing

Tweet Having recently completed a PhD, I will share with you three indispensable nuggets of advice for how to get the monster vanquished: use hard deadlines, soft deadlines, and the Martini Method. With a small amount of imagination these can be applied to any large project.